The water profession has long been known for its slowness to change, with many of our colleagues “justifying” this by extolling the virtue of being “conservative”, because we protect public health. I have always been confused by this connection between “conservatism”, “slow to change”, and public health. In contrast, consider the airline industry. As we know, while there is more inherent risk (because none of us passengers have wings), it is actually one of the safest modes of travel because of the focus on safety.
Water Innovations Facility Upgrade
A few facility upgrades at Water Innovationsworth mentioning this quarterat our San Diego 10,000 square foot facility. As we continue to hire a growing workforce across departments, and several years of our continued investment and growth. We have invested in an Electrostatic Precipitator, to use in our in-house paint both. This is a device that removes suspended dust particles from a gas or exhaust by applying a high-voltage electrostatic charge and collecting the particles on charged plates. Electrostatic spray...
Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation
As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your mind is the most important energy innovation of the past year? The past decade? The country has made some incredible strides in energy over...
An Interview with George Hawkins, DC Water
“I have often used the phrase a ‘crisis is a terrible moment to waste.’ Countries and regions that are most impressive on water innovation are usually places that had a crisis of some sort driving the need to innovate.” says George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water in an exclusive interview with Rethink Events ahead of next month’s World Water-Tech North America. To view more click here
Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development
Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development Where there’s a problem there’s a solution, sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get there. When you’re in the business of providing solutions to municipal and industrial water resource recovery utilities, then it’s helpful to invest in ingenuity. For KLa Systems, a jet aeration and jet mixing provider, that investment has taken the form of an in-house product development facility.
Innovation in Offshore Separation Process
CLOV is a deep-sea oil production project offshore Angola. Sulzer helped to lower the cost of the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) ship. There, Sulzer’s patented distributor technology and state-of-the-art pumps are brought to life by Total’s innovative wash tank process. This combination achieves significant cost savings on the FPSO design. With a processing capacity of 160 000 barrels per day of oil and 230 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, CLOV is one of the...